Getting Back Into Things

Firstly, happy New Year! I hope that your 2019 is a good one. Life cannot always provide you with the outcomes that you want or even need, so I wish for you to have the determination to survive the bad and the ability to always notice the good. Now, onto other things. I’ve not taken…

Graduation: Getting Your Name Right

I glanced at an article on the BBC News website concerning the tricky territory faced by many a student and academic – pronouncing someones name right at a graduation ceremony. From being both a graduand with a difficult surname and a person who makes gainful employment at a towering institution of higher education (perhaps not towering), I…

Parts of UK Braced for Snow

The weather forecast for the UK over the next few days promises snow, wind, ice and even a few spots of thunder. The UK has reacted by closing some bridges to vehicles or just high sided ones and cancelling or delaying flights. Every time this happens, people are quick with the meme’s depicting 8 foot…

The Dark Ages Are Back: Trump Won

Trump won. I was utterly horrified when my husband woke me up and told me. I thought he was joking. When I turned on the BBC News channel, it turned out that he wasn’t kidding at all. Unfortunately. I’m just utterly floored by how the most powerful country on Earth has elected a loud mouthed…

The Nerdy Coolness of Blog Stats

I do like to have a mooch at the statistics for this blog. Not that I care for traffic, it is more out of interest to see what people are looking at and what country they come from. As I can’t see search terms anymore (cheers Google/Wordpress), I just see what pages have been read…

Happy Voting

The UK general election marches onwards towards its end date and the streets are alive with colourful Party banners, shouting out slogans and dripping with promises. Insincere smiles beam out at you from uncomfortable looking people in suits. Loud halers squawk from slow passing cars and vans, all bedecked in logo’s and swathed in affiliation…